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It's a piece about covid testing, but the application of Bayes's Theorem seems also relevant to the question of how many false positives are being detected by the cheat finder methods. As a summary, the smaller the proportion of people using engine assistance/ having covid, the greater the relative...
... Given the pandemic and the limited resource available, it is more or less impossible to stop or detect determined and technically-savvy online cheats with certainty. ... However, FIDE still wants to run online tournaments which provide a reasonably level playing field and afford a fair chance f...
>The comment in brackets seems to me extremely poorly worded. I agree; I should not have said 'of course'. However, the investigating committee will be operating in English because that is the lingua franca of the FPC. It is true that in theory a non-English speaking player could be interviewed liv...
The argument put forward by the FPL Secretary at last year's FIDE Online Congress ( open to all but sadly not on record ) was that Ken Regan's statistical work is so far ahead of its time - he did actually namecheck Einstein by way of comparison - that nobody else would be capable of understanding ...
- Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:41 pm
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: General Reference Books for Chess Openings
- Replies: 35
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Not sure if anyone mentioned already "Fundamental Chess Openings" by Paul van der Sterren from 2009. https://www.amazon.co.uk/FCO-Fundamental-Paul-van-Sterren/dp/1906454132 It provides textual description of each main opening/defense, including an historical perspective how opening theory evolved. V...
I'm one of those that can't get on the www.chessgames.com site... but only having problem from my home broadband connection with British Telecom. Connecting using my Vodafone mobile is ok. I suspect it might be an issue with the BT network. Questions: - is anyone on a BT Broadband service able to co...
- Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:52 pm
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check
- Replies: 51
- Views: 5665
The old versions of the FIDE rules of chess said that, regarding check, “The king is in check when the square it occupies is attacked by one or two of the opponent’s pieces.” This left an a potentional ambiguity-if the king was left attacked by three pieces then it was not in technically in check-i...
- Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:48 pm
- Forum: Not Chess!
- Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
- Replies: 272
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Putting aside for a moment the serious issues which concern us all, this thread has become an amusing study in human psychology: This thread?! I thought the whole forum was created by Carl with the sole purpose of gathering data for his psychology degree and his final dissertation about the behavi...
- Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:37 pm
- Forum: International News
- Topic: Which is your preferred site for following the Candidates?
- Replies: 4
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I like the followchess site and mobile app: https://live.followchess.com/#!fide-candidates-2020 Very tidy games display and pointers to the live video commentaries. The chess24 live video is the most interesting, with a lot of top commentators; I'd rather watch that straight from youtube rather than...
- Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:46 pm
- Forum: Grading Debate
- Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
- Replies: 210
- Views: 21611
juniors especially, but really all players, should be encouraged to enjoy chess for its own sake and not become obsessed by grades. This should really go both ways: I completely agree we should not be obsessed by grades, therefore we should let the ECF thinker with the systems as they see fit, with...
Anyone willing to predict what might happen (or give their opinion on what should happen) in British politics (especially relating to Brexit) now Boris Johnson (or maybe Dominic Cummings) has revealed the government strategy? Very hard to predict given the players... Watching online chess games I a...